torus fracture

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to·rus frac·ture

a bone deformity in children in which the bone bends and buckles but does not fracture; it occurs commonly in the radius or ulna or both. This fracture occurs only in children because their bones are softer than adults.
Synonym(s): folding fracture

torus fracture

torus fracture

Orthopedics An incomplete fracture of the diaphysis of long bones with buckling of the cortex on the side opposite the fracture. See Greenstick fracture.

to·rus frac·ture

(tōr'ŭs frak'shŭr)
A deformity in children consisting of a local bulging caused by the longitudinal compression of the soft bone; it occurs commonly in the radius or ulna or both.
Synonym(s): buckle fracture.